For years residents of areas surrounding the Augusta National Golf Course have good-naturedly moaned and groaned about traffic and crowds during the Masters Golf Tournament. Since this tournament benefits the area, it has always been a minor inconvenience.
There are many people who live in the area surrounding the course: National Hills, National Hills West, Fruitland Estates, Berckman Hills, Vineland and two apartment complexes.
It is obvious to me what will happen to the daily lives of these people should multiple protests be allowed. Can you imagine what it will be like if all these dissenters are allowed to surround our ingress and egress roads?
What if a resident becomes ill and needs an ambulance, and a doctor or surgeon can't reach the hospital? Also, there are many residents who have to work on weekends. Don't ignore their rights due to protesters we don't want here.
Perhaps there is an attorney who could handle a class-action suit for these residents - pro bono - against groups planning to trample on our rights for a peaceful and usually enjoyable week.
Arlene Hally, Augusta
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